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Wagtime Gala 2024

Join us for a night of tail-wagging excitement at the Annual Wagtime Gala, hosted by the Worcester Animal Rescue League. Happening on March 9, 2024, at the spectacular Polar Park, this event promises to be a celebration of compassion, furry friends, and the incredible bond between humans and animals. The Wagtime Gala will feature live entertainment, delectable cuisine, and heartwarming stories of successful adoptions. Please help us in supporting the vital mission of the Worcester Animal Rescue League. Let’s come together for a night of joy, making a difference in the lives of our furry friends.

The Worcester Animal Rescue League is thrilled to announce Ray Villeda as the Wagtime 2024 Gala Emcee! READ HIS BIO

***Please note that tickets are $150 plus a $5 administrative fee to help cover all processing and credit card fees.


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Sponsorship Info Available Below!

Event Sponsors

Platinum Pittie

Leader of the Pack

Cat’s Meow

Cuddly Critter

Castinetti Realty
Dogtopia Vertical Orange Services
Charlton Oil
LT and BD

Proud Pup

Hot Power Yoga
Gloria Mackoul

Furry Friend

FolkTail Dogs | DiLeo Gas | Jon Backholm & Patty Mott | Barron Law Title & Closings P.C. | Shrewsbury Federal Credit Union | Oasis Wealth Advisors | Kim & Ray Stone | Heffernan & De Mari, P.C. | In Honor of Moochie | Cotter, Cotter & Mullins | Coghlin Companies, Inc. | Cynthia Turncliff | Kristin & Jimmy Mullins | Arbella Charitable Foundation

Beer & Wine Sponsors

In-Kind Donors

Ray Villeda, EMCEE

Ray Villeda joined the Boston 25 Morning News team in July of 2023. He grew up in Connecticut, so this is a homecoming!

Before making the move to Boston, he worked as the 5pm and 8pm anchor at WOFL-TV in Orlando, Fla. While in Orlando, he launched his own series of reports highlighting cold cases in Central Florida.

Ray also worked for WNBC-TV in New York City where he covered several high-profile stories. His reporting during a deadly December 2019 Jersey City shootout was recognized by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), which awarded NBC 4 New York the 2020 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Top Television Newscast.

Villeda’s reporting was also a key component of NBC 4 New York’s award-winning COVID-19 coverage, honored in January, 2021 with the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for “creat(ing) a 360 view in real time of the coronavirus pandemic, with courageous and thorough reporting on the virus’s explosion in New York City.” The duPont has long been recognized as the broadcast, documentary and on-line equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize, also awarded by Columbia University.

Ray’s career has taken him near and far. Before NYC, he worked at KXAS-TV in Dallas-Fort Worth, TX where he was recognized with two EMMYs for his reporting. Villeda also worked in Hartford, CT. He started his career in Syracuse, NY.